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Not to be forgotten: the 51-300 programs

Originally Published: July 21, 2008
By Harold Shelton, Nick Loucks and Chris Fallica | ESPN Research

Yes, we're counting down the Top 50 programs. But not to be forgotten are the other 250 qualifying schools (in Division I for at least 15 years):

Check out the rest of the list:
51-100 | 101-150 | 151-200 | 201-250 | 251-300
By current conference
By "the underachievers," the power-conference teams lower than No. 150
Schools that didn't qualify

51. Seton Hall, Big East
52. North Carolina State, ACC
T-53. Miami (Ohio), MAC
T-53. Southern Illinois, Missouri Valley
55. Missouri State, Missouri Valley
56. Valparaiso, Horizon
T-57. Iowa State, Big 12
T-57. Saint Joseph's, Atlantic 10
59. Creighton, Missouri Valley
60. Davidson, Southern

T-61. Marquette, Big East
T-61. Navy, Patriot
T-61. New Mexico State, WAC
T-61. Utah State, WAC
T-65. Richmond, Atlantic 10
T-65. UTEP, Conference USA
67. West Virginia, Big East
68. Minnesota, Big Ten
69. Siena, MAAC
T-70. Boston College, ACC
T-70. New Mexico, Mountain West
T-70. Virginia, ACC

73. Charlotte, Atlantic 10
T-74. Louisiana Tech, WAC
T-74. Nevada, WAC
T-76. Montana, Big Sky
T-76. Old Dominion, Colonial
T-76. UAB, Conference USA
79. Winthrop, Big South
T-80. Bucknell, Patriot
T-80. Pepperdine, West Coast

T-82. Ball State, MAC
T-82. East Tennessee, Atlantic Sun
T-82. Kent State, MAC
T-82. South Alabama, Sun Belt
T-86. Mississippi State, SEC
T-86. Notre Dame, Big East
88. New Orleans, Sun Belt
89. Weber State, Big Sky
T-90. Auburn, SEC
T-90. Coppin State, MEAC
T-90. Texas Tech, Big 12

93. Drexel, Colonial
94. Virginia Commonwealth, Colonial
95. DePaul, Big East
T-96. Louisiana-Monroe, Sun Belt
T-96. Vanderbilt, SEC
98. Southern University, SWAC
99. Tennessee, SEC
100. George Mason, Colonial

101. Pacific, Big West
T-102. Bradley, Missouri Valley
T-102. Illinois State, Missouri Valley
T-102. UNC-Wilmington, Colonial
T-105. Georgia, SEC
T-105. UW-Green Bay, Horizon
107. Arkansas Little-Rock, Sun Belt
108. Boston University, America East
T-109. Boise State, WAC
T-109. California, Pac-10

T-111. Clemson, ACC
T-111. Providence, Big East
T-111. South Carolina State, MEAC
T-111. Wyoming, Mountain West
T-115. Fairleigh Dickinson, Northeast
T-115. Holy Cross, Patriot
T-115. Manhattan, MAAC
T-115. Oregon, Pac-10
T-118. Georgia Southern, Southern
T-118. Louisiana-Lafayette, Sun Belt
T-118. Northeastern, Colonial

122. Austin Peay, Ohio Valley
123. George Washington, Atlantic 10
T-124. Kansas State, Big 12
T-124. Oral Roberts, Summit
T-124. Washington, Pac-10
T-124. UW-Milwaukee, Horizon
128. Florida State, ACC
T-129. Iona, MAAC
T-129. UNC-Greensboro, Southern

131. Ohio, MAC
T-132. La Salle, Atlantic 10
T-132. USC, Pac-10
T-134. Monmouth, Northeast
T-134. Rhode Island, Atlantic 10
T-136. Eastern Michigan, MAC
T-136. Northern Arizona, Big Sky
T-138. Rider, MAAC
T-138. TCU, Mountain West
T-138. UC Santa Barbara, Big West

T-141. James Madison, Colonial
T-141. Middle Tennessee State, Sun Belt
T-141. Mississippi Valley State, SWAC
T-141. Nebraska, Big 12
T-145. Delaware, Colonial
T-145. Miami (Fla.), ACC
T-145. Santa Clara, West Coast
T-148. Colorado State, Mountain West
T-148. Evansville, Missouri Valley
T-148. Fresno State, WAC
T-148. Marist, MAAC
T-148. Niagara, MAAC
T-148. Saint Louis, Atlantic 10
T-148. San Diego, West Coast

155. Montana State, Big Sky
156. Hawaii, WAC
T-157. Texas-San Antonio, Southland
T-157. Tulane, Conference USA
159. Vermont, America East
160. Wichita State, Missouri Valley

**the following teams scored 0 points or less
T-161. Houston, Conference USA
T-161. Loyola Marymount, West Coast
T-161. North Carolina A&T, MEAC
T-161. Troy, Sun Belt
T-165. Detroit, Horizon
T-165. Southern Methodist, Conference USA
167. Texas Southern, SWAC
T-168. Arkansas State, Sun Belt
T-168. Dayton, Atlantic 10
T-168. Marshall, Conference USA
T-168. Radford, Big South

T-172. Appalachian State, Southern
T-172. Illinois-Chicago, Horizon
174. Texas A&M, Big 12
T-175. Robert Morris, Northeast
T-175. Western Michigan, MAC
T-177. Akron, MAC
T-177. Jackson State, SWAC
T-177. Southern Miss, Conference USA
T-177. Wright State, Horizon

T-181. Arizona State, Pac-10
T-181. Long Beach State, Big West
T-183. Hofstra, Colonial
T-183. UNC-Asheville, Big South
T-185. Cleveland State, Horizon
T-185. McNeese State, Southland
T-185. Penn State, Big Ten
T-185. South Carolina, SEC
T-189. Central Connecticut State, Northeast
T-189. Toledo, MAC

191. Lafayette, Patriot
T-192. Mississippi, SEC
T-192. Samford, Southern
T-192. Tennessee Tech, Ohio Valley
195. Georgia State, Colonial
T-196. Bowling Green, MAC
T-196. Coastal Carolina, Big South
T-196. Idaho, WAC
T-196. St. Peter's, MAAC
T-196. Central Florida, Conference USA

T-201. Alcorn State, SWAC
T-201. Sam Houston State, Southland
T-203. Alabama State, SWAC
T-203. Colgate, Patriot
T-203. Liberty, Big South
T-206. Mount St. Mary's, Northeast
T-206. Saint Mary's, West Coast
T-208. American University, Patriot
T-208. San Diego State, Mountain West
T-210. Southeast Missouri State, Ohio Valley
T-210. Southern Utah, Summit
T-210. Towson, Colonial
T-210. Virginia Tech, ACC

T-214. Canisius, MAAC
T-214. Fordham, Atlantic 10
T-214. Northern Iowa, Missouri Valley
T-214. Northwestern State, Southland
T-214. Stephen F. Austin, Southland
219. Colorado, Big 12
220. North Texas, Sun Belt

T-221. Cal State Fullerton, Big West
T-221. Central Michigan, MAC
T-221. Lamar, Southland
T-221. UC Irvine, Big West
T-225. Cal State Northridge, Big West
T-225. Cornell, Ivy
T-225. Lehigh, Patriot
T-225. Rutgers, Big East
T-229. Delaware State, MEAC
T-229. Fairfield, MAAC
T-229. San Francisco, West Coast
T-229. South Florida, Big East

T-233. Eastern Illinois, Ohio Valley
T-233. Eastern Washington, Big Sky
T-233. Florida Atlantic, Sun Belt
T-233. Loyola (Ill.), Horizon
T-237. Florida A&M, MEAC
T-237. Southeastern Louisiana, Southland
T-237. Washington State, Pac-10
240. Buffalo, MAC

T-241. Charleston Southern, Big South
T-241. Nicholls State, Southland
T-241. Oregon State, Pac-10
T-241. Texas State, Southland
T-241. UMKC, Summit
T-241. Yale, Ivy
T-247. Northern Illinois, MAC
T-247. Rice, Conference USA
T-247. Wagner, Northeast
250. Howard, MEAC

T-251. Jacksonville, Atlantic Sun
T-251. Tennessee State, Ohio Valley
T-253. Eastern Kentucky, Ohio Valley
T-253. Mercer, Atlantic Sun
T-253. Portland, West Coast
T-256. Furman, Southern
T-256. UMBC, America East
T-258. Morehead State, Ohio Valley
T-258. Tennessee-Martin, Ohio Valley

T-260. Air Force, Mountain West
T-260. Florida International, Sun Belt
T-260. Indiana State, Missouri Valley
T-260. Long Island, Northeast
T-260. St. Francis (NY), Northeast
T-260. Texas-Arlington, Southland
T-266. Baylor, Big 12
T-266. Brown, Ivy
T-268. Centenary, Summit
T-268. Texas-Pan American, Independent
270. Hartford, America East

T-271. East Carolina, Conference USA
T-271. Grambling, SWAC
T-271. Loyola (Md.), MAAC
T-274. Drake, Missouri Valley
T-274. Idaho State, Big Sky
T-276. St. Francis (PA), Northeast
T-276. Western Illinois, Summit
T-278. Maine, America East
T-278. Sacramento State, Big Sky
T-278. St. Bonaventure, Atlantic 10

281. Campbell, Atlantic Sun
T-282. San Jose State, WAC
T-282. Western Carolina, Southern
T-284. Dartmouth, Ivy
T-284. Harvard, Ivy
T-284. William & Mary, Colonial
287. Youngstown State, Horizon
288. Stetson, Atlantic Sun
289. The Citadel, Southern
T-290. Morgan State, MEAC
T-290. Northwestern, Big Ten

292. Prairie View A&M, SWAC
293. Duquesne, Atlantic 10
T-294. Columbia, Ivy
T-294. Virginia Military Institute, Big South
296. Chicago State, Independent
297. New Hampshire, America East
T-298. Army, Patriot
T-298. Bethune-Cookman, MEAC
T-298. Maryland-Eastern Shore, MEAC

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Conferences


ACC | America East | Atlantic 10 | Atlantic Sun | Big 12 | Big East | Big Sky | Big South
Big Ten | Big West | Colonial | Conference USA | Horizon | Ivy | MAAC | MAC | MEAC
Missouri Valley | Mountain West | Northeast | Ohio Valley | Pac-10 | Patriot | SEC | Southern
Southland | Summit | Sun Belt | SWAC | WAC | West Coast | Independents
Teams are only those from 51-300 and are listed with their current conferences

ACCACC
52. North Carolina State
T-70. Boston College
T-70. Virginia
T-111. Clemson
128. Florida State
T-145. Miami (Fla.)
T-210. Virginia Tech

America EastAmerica East
108. Boston University
159. Vermont
T-256. UMBC
270. Hartford
T-278. Maine
297. New Hampshire

Atlantic 10Atlantic 10
T-57. Saint Joseph's
T-65. Richmond
73. Charlotte
123. George Washington
T-132. La Salle
T-134. Rhode Island
T-148. Saint Louis
T-168. Dayton
T-214. Fordham
T-278. St. Bonaventure
293. Duquesne

A-SunAtlantic Sun
T-82. East Tennessee
T-251. Jacksonville
T-253. Mercer
281. Campbell
288. Stetson

Big 12Big 12
T-57. Iowa State
T-90. Texas Tech
T-124. Kansas State
T-141. Nebraska
174. Texas A&M
219. Colorado
T-266. Baylor

Big EastBig East
51. Seton Hall
T-61. Marquette
67. West Virginia
T-86. Notre Dame
95. DePaul
T-111. Providence
T-225. Rutgers
T-229. South Florida

Big SkyBig Sky
T-76. Montana
89. Weber State
T-136. Northern Arizona
155. Montana State
T-233. Eastern Washington
T-274. Idaho State
T-278. Sacramento State

Big SouthBig South
79. Winthrop
T-168. Radford
T-183. UNC-Asheville
T-196. Coastal Carolina
T-203. Liberty
T-241. Charleston Southern
T-294. Virginia Military Institute

Big TenBig Ten
68. Minnesota
T-185. Penn State
T-290. Northwestern

Big WestBig West
101. Pacific
T-138. UC Santa Barbara
T-181. Long Beach State
T-221. Cal State Fullerton
T-221. UC Irvine
T-225. Cal State Northridge

ColonialColonial
T-76. Old Dominion
93. Drexel
94. Virginia Commonwealth
100. George Mason
T-102. UNC-Wilmington
T-118. Northeastern
T-141. James Madison
T-145. Delaware
T-183. Hofstra
195. Georgia State
T-210. Towson
T-284. William & Mary

C-USAConference USA
T-65. UTEP
T-76. UAB
T-157. Tulane
T-161. Houston
T-165. Southern Methodist
T-168. Marshall
T-177. Southern Miss
T-196. Central Florida
T-247. Rice
T-271. East Carolina

HorizonHorizon
56. Valparaiso
T-105. UW-Green Bay
T-124. UW-Milwaukee
T-165. Detroit
T-172. Illinois-Chicago
T-177. Wright State
T-185. Cleveland State
T-233. Loyola (Ill.)
287. Youngstown State

IvyIvy
T-225. Cornell
T-241. Yale
T-266. Brown
T-284. Dartmouth
T-284. Harvard
T-294. Columbia

MAACMAAC
69. Siena
T-138. Rider
T-148. Marist
T-148. Niagara
T-115. Manhattan
T-129. Iona
T-196. St. Peter's T-214. Canisius
T-229. Fairfield
T-271. Loyola (Md.)

MACMAC
T-53. Miami (Ohio)
T-82. Ball State
T-82. Kent State
131. Ohio
T-136. Eastern Michigan
T-177. Akron
T-189. Toledo
T-196. Bowling Green
T-221. Central Michigan
240. Buffalo
T-247. Northern Illinois

MEACMEAC
T-90. Coppin State
T-111. South Carolina State
T-229. Delaware State
T-237. Florida A&M
250. Howard
T-290. Morgan State
T-298. Bethune-Cookman
T-298. Maryland-Eastern Shore

MVCMissouri Valley
T-53. Southern Illinois
55. Missouri State
59. Creighton
T-102. Bradley
T-102. Illinois State
T-148. Evansville
160. Wichita State
T-214. Northern Iowa
T-260. Indiana State
T-274. Drake

MWCMountain West
T-70. New Mexico
T-111. Wyoming
T-138. TCU
T-148. Colorado State
T-208. San Diego State
T-260. Air Force

NECNortheast
T-115. Fairleigh Dickinson
T-134. Monmouth
T-175. Robert Morris
T-189. Central Connecticut State
T-206. Mount St. Mary's
T-247. Wagner
T-260. Long Island
T-260. St. Francis (NY)
T-276. St. Francis (PA)

Ohio ValleyOhio Valley
122. Austin Peay
T-192. Tennessee Tech
T-210. Southeast Missouri State
T-233. Eastern Illinois
T-251. Tennessee State
T-253. Eastern Kentucky
T-258. Morehead State
T-258. Tennessee-Martin

Pac-10Pac-10
T-109. California
T-115. Oregon
T-124. Washington
T-132. USC
T-181. Arizona State
T-237. Washington State
T-241. Oregon State

PatriotPatriot
T-61. Navy
T-80. Bucknell
T-115. Holy Cross
191. Lafayette
T-203. Colgate
T-208. American University
T-225. Lehigh
T-298. Army

SECSEC
T-86. Mississippi State
T-90. Auburn
T-96. Vanderbilt
99. Tennessee
T-105. Georgia
T-185. South Carolina
T-192. Mississippi

SouthernSouthern
60. Davidson
T-118. Georgia Southern
T-129. UNC-Greensboro
T-172. Appalachian State
T-192. Samford
T-256. Furman
T-282. Western Carolina
289. The Citadel

SouthlandSouthland
T-157. Texas-San Antonio
T-185. McNeese State
T-201. Sam Houston State
T-214. Northwestern State
T-214. Stephen F. Austin
T-237. Southeastern Louisiana
T-241. Nicholls State
T-241. Texas State
T-221. Lamar
T-260. Texas-Arlington

SummitSummit
T-124. Oral Roberts
T-210. Southern Utah
T-241. UMKC
T-268. Centenary
T-276. Western Illinois

Sun BeltSun Belt
T-82. South Alabama
88. New Orleans
T-96. Louisiana-Monroe
107. Arkansas Little-Rock
T-118. Louisiana-Lafayette
T-141. Middle Tennessee State
T-161. Troy
T-168. Arkansas State
220. North Texas
T-233. Florida Atlantic
T-260. Florida International

SWACSWAC
98. Southern University
167. Texas Southern
T-177. Jackson State
T-201. Alcorn State
T-203. Alabama State
T-271. Grambling
292. Prairie View A&M

WACWAC
T-61. New Mexico State
T-61. Utah State
T-74. Louisiana Tech
T-74. Nevada
T-109. Boise State
T-148. Fresno State
156. Hawaii
T-196. Idaho
T-282. San Jose State

WCCWest Coast
T-80. Pepperdine
T-145. Santa Clara
T-148. San Diego
T-161. Loyola Marymount
T-206. Saint Mary's
T-229. San Francisco
T-253. Portland

Independents
T-268. Texas-Pan American
296. Chicago State

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The Underachievers


Teams from the "big six" conferences that finished lower than No. 150 and with negative points
174. Texas A&M, Big 12
T-181. Arizona State, Pac-10
T-185. Penn State, Big Ten
T-185. South Carolina, SEC
T-192. Mississippi, SEC
T-210. Virginia Tech, ACC
219. Colorado, Big 12
T-225. Rutgers, Big East
T-229. South Florida, Big East
T-237. Washington State, Pac-10
T-241. Oregon State, Pac-10
T-266. Baylor, Big 12
T-290. Northwestern, Big Ten

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Schools without enough years to qualify


a minimum of 15 Division I seasons
Alabama A&M, SWAC
Albany, America East
Arkansas-Pine Bluff, SWAC
Binghamton, America East
Belmont, Atlantic Sun
Cal Poly, Big West
Cal State Bakersfield, Independent
Central Arkansas, Southland
Denver, Sun Belt
Elon, Southern
Florida Gulf Coast, Atlantic Sun
Gardner-Webb, Big South
Hampton, MEAC
High Point, Big South
IPFW, Summit
IUPUI, Summit
Jacksonville State, Ohio Valley
Kennesaw State, Atlantic Sun
Lipscomb, Atlantic Sun
Longwood, Independent
NJIT, Independent
Norfolk State, MEAC
North Carolina Central, Independent
North Dakota State, Summit
Northern Colorado, Big Sky
North Florida, Atlantic Sun
Oakland, Summit
Portland State, Big Sky
Presbyterian, Big South
Quinnipiac, Northeast
Sacred Heart, Northeast
Savannah State, Independent
South Dakota State, Summit
Stony Brook, America East
Texas A&M-CC, Southland
UC Davis, Big West
UC Riverside, Big West
USC Upstate, Atlantic Sun
Utah Valley State, Independent
Winston-Salem State, MEAC
Wofford, Southern

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Harold Shelton, Nick Loucks and Chris Fallica are researchers at ESPN.

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